Southern Ute Tribal Seal

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  • Food Distribution Program

    The Food Distribution Program’s mission is to provide commodity foods to low-income Southern Ute household members living on and near the Southern Ute Indian Reservation. The program provides commodity foods to other low-income Native…

  • History of the Southern Ute

    The Ute people are the oldest residents of Colorado, inhabiting the mountains and vast areas of Colorado, Utah, Wyoming, Eastern Nevada, Northern New Mexico and Arizona. According to tribal history handed down from generation to generation, our…

  • Emergency Family Services

    The Southern Ute Tribal Emergency Family Services Emergency (EFS) Grant Program provides assistance to enrolled Southern Ute Indian Tribal members to help overcome an emergency or other circumstances that pose an imminent threat to their health and…

  • Sun Dance

    The Sundance ceremony, conducted once a year in the middle of the summer, is the most important spiritual ceremony in the Ute tradition. Having undergone a series of transformations over the last century, it nevertheless preserves at its core a Ute…

  • Living in La Plata County

    The Southern Ute Indian Tribe The Southern Ute Indian Reservation is located in southwest Colorado and predominantly within La Plata County. As a resident or business operator in La Plata County, it is important for you to understand the unique…

  • Guiding and Outfitting

    Guiding and outfitting for hunting or fishing is highly regulated on the Southern Ute Indian Reservation, and the privilege of engaging in this business on tribal lands is generally reserved for enrolled Southern Ute tribal members who satisfy…

  • Bison Program

    As with many other Native American tribes, bison are an extremely important symbol of spiritual strength and endurance to the Utes. Historically, bison were also important for the day-to-day survival of the people, providing essential food and…

  • Tribal Services Department

    The mission of Tribal Services is to strengthen families by promoting positive personal growth and well being based on a strength based perspective and empowerment of individuals through a network of holistic and culturally relevant comprehensive…

  • Visitation

    Visits are scheduled for 30 minutes by appointment only. Visitors will call one (1) day in advance to schedule as follows: Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Weekend visits for Saturday and Sunday must be called in by Friday before 5:00 p.m. The…

  • Inmate Mail

    Mailboxes are provided for the inmates in each dayroom area. The mail will be collected from the mailboxes once per day, Monday through Friday, excluding weekends and holidays. Outgoing mail should not be sealed before placing it in the mail box….